De-Compressing Edgar Allan Poes „The Raven“

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Schöner Clip mit einer Visualisierung der GZip-Kompression anhand von Edgar Allen Poes The Raven. Aus den Comments auf Hackernews:

The video shows a slow-motion decoding of a gzipped version of the poem. The red text between brackets is a chunk of text that was earlier stored into the huffman tree (example "W{hile I }" means that the "hile I" was previously encoded; it occurred in the substring "while I pondered"). You can see the red chunks quickly occupy the larger volume of the poem, which visually highlights the symmetry in lyric that the computer is using to encode the file as gzip.

gzip + poetry = awesome